250,000 US rivers in one day-glo interactive map

250,000 US rivers in one day-glo interactive map

Andrew Hill of data-visualisation firm Vizzuality has
put together this insane interactive map for you to peruse the United
States complex system of rivers and he’s color-coded it out in that
distinct black light poster style.
The colors are based on the direction each river flows. New Scientist explains:

“There are 18 distinct colours around the compass,” says
Hill. True pink, for example, represents a river that runs north-south
or south-north. When zoomed far out, as in the main image, the colours
tend to blend in. But as you zoom in, pinks, blues, greens and reds jump
out at you, as seen in the inset photo below, of the region just north
of Los Angeles.”

Via animalnewyork.com

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